I Love New York Blog https://www.iloveny.com/blog/ Latest Posts Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:23:49 GMT 48 Hours in the North Pole https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/6/48-Hours-in-the-North-Pole/236/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/Bobsled-Competition-Olympic-Sports-Complex-at-Mt.-Van-Hoevenberg---Photo-by-NYS-ESD.jpg'/><br/>Thoughts unavoidably turn to the North Pole this time of year, and a lesser known North Pole sits in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain in New York's Adirondack Park. It's a real town (hamlet, ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/6/48-Hours-in-the-North-Pole/236/ Where to celebrate New Year's Eve with your kids in New York https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/5/Where-to-celebrate-New-Year-s-Eve-with-your-kids-in-New-York/235/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/First-Night-Saratoga-fireworks---Photo-by-John-Seymour1.jpg'/><br/>The New Year is steadily approaching (where did the time go?!). Make this turn of the year unforgettable with these family-friendly celebratory events and weekend getaways across New York ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/5/Where-to-celebrate-New-Year-s-Eve-with-your-kids-in-New-York/235/ Discover New York State museums, week 5: Central New York and the Finger Lakes https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/30/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-5-Central-New-York-and-the-Finger-Lakes/233/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/CENTRAL-NY---Baseball-hall-of-fame-CNY_HOF-1-3.jpg'/><br/>This week, our statewide museum tour moves into Central New York. In recent years, the region has been gaining a national reputation as "Brew Central," thanks to its hops producing heritage and the ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/30/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-5-Central-New-York-and-the-Finger-Lakes/233/ Best things to do in New York State this December https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/30/Best-things-to-do-in-New-York-State-this-December/234/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/Gore_01.jpg'/><br/>The turkey has been eaten, and thanks have been given. Christmas trees are being sold on city corners. Santa's reign has officially hit every major mall. It's December, and New York State is ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/30/Best-things-to-do-in-New-York-State-this-December/234/ Discover New York State museums, week 4: the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands - Seaway https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/22/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-4-the-Adirondacks-and-Thousand-Islands---Seaway/232/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/wilcentercrop1.jpg'/><br/>Our museum tour continues into New York's North Country. The Adirondacks are rightfully known as a paradise for those who love outdoor activities, thanks to being the largest publicly protected area ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/22/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-4-the-Adirondacks-and-Thousand-Islands---Seaway/232/ 6 awesome ways to avoid the Black Friday madness in New York https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/19/6-awesome-ways-to-avoid-the-Black-Friday-madness-in-New-York/229/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/Centerway-Square-in-Corning-Gaffer-District-2-Blue-Hour-courtsy-of-Stu-Gallagher-1.jpg'/><br/>New York State offers no shortage of amazing&nbsp;shopping&nbsp;opportunities if you're looking to stock up on holiday gifts before you've even had your first leftover-turkey sandwich. But not ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/19/6-awesome-ways-to-avoid-the-Black-Friday-madness-in-New-York/229/ 11 Best Places to See Holiday Lights in New York https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/16/11-Best-Places-to-See-Holiday-Lights-in-New-York/136/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/ILNY_BLOG_tree_01.jpg'/><br/> Now that it's the most wonderful time of the year, you'll find spectacular holiday lights across New York that are far greater than your neighbor's strung display. Here are the Christmas lights you ... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/16/11-Best-Places-to-See-Holiday-Lights-in-New-York/136/ 10 New York hikes you need to take this fall https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/15/10-New-York-hikes-you-need-to-take-this-fall/227/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/View-from-Bear-Mt.jpg'/><br/>Feel liberated while you hike through New York State this fall. From the Appalachian Trail and Catskill Mountains to Adirondack Park, there is endless natural beauty - and foliage - across our great ... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/15/10-New-York-hikes-you-need-to-take-this-fall/227/ Discover New York State museums, week 3: The Catskills, Hudson Valley and the Capital Region https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/14/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-3-The-Catskills-Hudson-Valley-and-the-Capital-Region/231/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/Olana-State-Historic-Site.jpg'/><br/>Continuing our tour of New York's museums, we start with a virtual weekend-long art-history course that only the Hudson Valley and Catskills could provide. (And we never, ever have to take a test.) ... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/14/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-3-The-Catskills-Hudson-Valley-and-the-Capital-Region/231/ Discover New York State museums, week 2: Long Island and NYC https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/7/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-2-Long-Island-and-NYC/228/ <img src='https://www.iloveny.com/includes/content/images/media/Gold-Coast-Mansion---Oheka-Castle---Photo-by-Phillip-Ennis.jpg'/><br/> We start our tour of New York museums in the southern part of the state, on Long Island, paying tribute to one of my real heroes, 25th US President Theodore Roosevelt, and in New York City, where ... Mon, 07 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT https://www.iloveny.com/blog/post/2016/7/Discover-New-York-State-museums-week-2-Long-Island-and-NYC/228/